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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A two-goal burst early in the third period led the Buffalo Sabres to a 4-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets Tuesday night.

Left winger Marcus Foligno tied the game 50 seconds into the third period, and left winger Matt Moulson gave Buffalo a 3-2 lead less than two minutes later on the power play.

Center Steve Ott and left winger Matt Ellis also scored for Buffalo (8-23-3). Goalie Ryan Miller had 25 saves.

Center Mark Scheifele scored two goals 36 seconds apart to start the second period for Winnipeg (15-16-5), but the Jets were unable to rally for the victory. Goalie Ondrej Pavelec had 27 saves.

Moulson scored the winning goal by redirecting defenseman Christian Ehrhoff's point shot on the power play. It was Moulson's team-best 12th goal of the year. Foligno had tied the game early in the third by going to the net and tipping home a pass from center Cody Hodgson. It was Foligno's first point in 12 games.

Ellis gave Buffalo a 4-2 cushion with his first goal of the year 13:38 into the third period. Ellis swatted Kevin Porter's pass out of mid-air and past Pavelec.

Scheifele gave the Jets control early in the second period on his two quick strikes.

His first goal came 1:02 into the second on an odd-man rush that ended when Scheifele ripped a wrist shot past Miller to the blocker side. Buffalo backed off of Scheifele, giving him plenty of time to skate through the left circle into the slot.

Scheifele scored again 36 seconds later by blasting another shot to the same part of the net from a hard angle inside the right circle.

Ott made it 2-1 midway through the second period on a one-timer from inside the left circle. The Buffalo captain had no points in his previous 12 games.

The Sabres, who have struggled with slow starts all season long, dominated the Jets in the first period and outshot Winnipeg 19-7 but had nothing to show for it after 20 minutes.

NOTES: Before Tuesday's game, the Sabres recalled C Kevin Porter and D Chad Ruhwedel from AHL Rochester. Porter had 10 points in 12 games with the Americans since being sent down in October. Ruhwedel received his first call-up of the season. The Sabres also sent D Mark Pysyk, D Brayden McNabb and C Luke Adam to Rochester. ... Ruhwedel and LW John Scott were scratched for the Sabres. ... D Keaton Ellerby, RW Anthony Peluso and C James Wright were scratched for the Jets. ... The Jets had won six of their previous seven meetings with Buffalo (6-0-1) before the Sabres' victory on Tuesday.

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